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Kerry Confirmed As Secretary Of State

By: KKTV, Associated Press
By: KKTV, Associated Press
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state.

Credit: AP

The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.

The vote was 94-3. Kerry will replace Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is stepping down after four years.

President Obama chose the five-term Massachusetts senator and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is stepping down after four years.

The vote came just hours after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination by voice vote. Kerry has led the committee for the past four years.

The 69-year-old Kerry is a decorated Vietnam veteran and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate.

The president is overhauling his national security team. The president has nominated Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and John Brennan to serve as CIA director.


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